Painting Life with Life w/ Bev Jozwiak 2019
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Painting Life with Life
w/ Bev Jozwiak

Date: Friday-Sunday / July 12-14, 2019

Time:  Friday- Saturday 10:30am-4:30pm
            Sunday 8:30am-2:30pm

Cost: $395

Registration: Call in, come in, or register online. 425.697.2787

Location: Cole Art Studio, located on the lower level of Cole Gallery. 107 5th Ave S, Edmonds WA 98020

“Painting Life” as in figures and animals, including wild life, domestic animals, and birds like crows and roosters, owls and herons. And “with life”- capturing that energy and vivacity as nationally known artist Bev Jozwiak is famous for. You'll learn Bev's tips and tricks, like recipes for great skin tones, good ways to paint hair, how to choose good photographs to work from, and much more.

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Learn to paint boldly with vivid color. Learn to think outside the box, and paint outside the lines! As Bev demos every day, you'll watch her examples of basic color mixing, including luscious greens, glowing whites, great grays, and rich blacks. With time to paint your passion and receive individual attention when you need it, you’ll develop good composition and strong values.

This workshop is a no-nonsense approach to watercolor, focusing on answering many questions artists ask: "Why is my work muddy?" and "How can I loosen up?" It is designed to help students at every skill level to master techniques, and work on design and color.

“Painting Life with Life” is also the title of Bev’s book. You can order a copy from ARTspot and bring it to the workshop for her autograph. To make certain your copy arrives in time, remember to call ARTspot several weeks before the workshop and place your order.

Bev is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, American Watercolor society, the NWWS, and others. She is an international award-winning artist, has published a book, authored 2 articles and been featured in numerous magazines and books. She is a highly sought-after instructor and lecturer throughout the U.S., and we feel very fortunate to have her as one of our Cole Art Studio instructors.  We are limiting the number of students to just 21 and it's already over half full! Sign up quickly before this wonderful opportunity is gone!

Supply List:

You can purchase your quality art supplies at ARTspot! Registered students receive a 10% discount on all their art supplies from the time of paid registration until the last day of class. Most items on this list are available at ARTspot. Please let their staff advise you about appropriate art materials to fulfill  requirements for your class.  Artspot's Web Site

Questions about these supplies? ARTspot staff are happy to help you. Call 425-640-6408 or email at


  • Mijello Fusion 5"x10" air tight palette or John Pike Palette


  • 140lb Fabriano Artisico (Hotpress)

Paints: Although Bev tends to use Winsor Newton, she recommends professional brands such as Daniel Smith, M. Graham, or others.

  • Yellow Ochre
  • Quin. Gold (Opt.)
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Sap Green (Holbein)
  • French Ultra Marine Blue
  • Cobalt Blue (Opt.)
  • Manganese Blue Hue
  • Permanent Alizarin Crimson
  • Rose Madder Genuine - this one must be Winsor Newton brand
  • Cadmium Red
  • Cadmium Orange (Opt)
  • Winsor Blue (Red Shade) or Pthalo Blue works too.
  • Winsor Green (Blue shade) or Pthalo Green is a good sub.
  • Cadmium Yellow
  • Aureolin (Opt.)

Brushes: Good quality, but affordable synthetic brushes (like Snap brush or Princeton 4050 brand)

  • #10
  • 1” Flat (opt.)
  • Small detail brush (Opt.)
  • Or your favorite brushes

Other Supplies:

  • Masking Fluid
  • 8B or 9B pencil
  • Kneadable eraser
  • Spray bottle
  • Paper towels
  • Mr. Clean magic eraser (the original)

Easel (optional)

  • Bev paints at a slight slant on easel and gator board (for workshops she usually just brings a piece of foam core, and a shoe box.) Whatever you have will work.

Notes from Bev:

Bring photos to paint from - everything from people to birds and animals. She paints the figure, but she says, "I don’t consider myself a portrait painter. Besides faces, think about the figure from the back, the side, and slight profiles too. Feel free to paint the animals or people that call to you. Feel free to paint flowers if that is your calling. I can help".

The lessons will be more about design, clean color, color mixing, values, lost and found edges, etc., so feel free to paint your passion.

Regarding the photos to paint from: look for dramatic light on the photographs of your figures. Take your photos near windows, or outside in early evening for the best results, not flash photography.

Important! Come with drawings done before class ~ Bev likes to dive right in and focus on painting.

Check this out! ARTspot Concierge Service. ARTspot will personally do your shopping for you! They can set aside the materials you need, ready for pickup - they can even deliver your supplies to Cole Art Studio before your class. Call ARTspot at 425.640.6408 for this great service. Note: To ensure your order can be filled, please order as early as possible.